Human Research Staff


Courene M. Loftus, MPA, CIP

Director of Human Participants Protection & Research Compliance
Immaculata Hall, Room 106 | (570) 961-4782

As Director of Human Participants Protection and Research Compliance, Courene administers the program protecting the rights and welfare of human participants in research, including operation of the Institutional Review Board and Exempt Review Committee. She manages the education and support of researchers in ethical practices, as well as adherence to federal regulations, laws and University policies.  An alumna of Marywood University, Courene holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design with a concentration in Photography and a Master's in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management.  She is a member of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research and is also a Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) through the organization.


Research Graduate Assistant
Immaculata Hall, Room 116| (570) 348-6211, x. 2418

A new Graduate Assistant will be named at the start of the fall semester.